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Ok-so i've been trying to work with louie and it's not going so well. He thinks everything is a game...i go to get his lease ( and he looooves being outside) but as soon as i get the lease he takes off running and plays dead. He won't budge once i have him ready to go. Also he doesn't like treats so i haven't been able to get him to sit, lay down, come, or anything on command because he couldn't care less about getting a treat. Basically he is just really stubborn! Any good advice??? I want him to be well behaved and able to respond to simple cues. I tried the bell on the door thing right when i got him at 6 months old but he was scared of it! Also he is very scared of strangers (other dogs he loves), especially men. How do i get him more comfortable around people??? I feel bad that he is scared or hate that people probably think i hit him. Any suggestions on how i can get louie to follow some directions???? I didn't get him til he was 6 months old and i don't exactly know how he was raised. I do know that he was raised out in the middle of the country on a farm. I believe he was in a barn and probably didn't have a ton of human interaction (which makes me said). MY mom raised toy poodles as a kid, so all of our litters were so spoiled and my siblings and i were constantly playing with them so i hate that Louie is scared of people. Any pointers would be greatly appreciated!!!
I'm learning so much on this site, so thanks everyone for being so informative!
Jamey and Louie